First Lieutenant William L. Hood of VMF-323, Corsair Pilot at Okinawa, Japan 1945

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  1. Pingback: First Lieutenant William L. Hood of VMF-323, Corsair Pilot at Okinawa, Japan 1945 (via navypilotoverseas) « Calgary Recreational and Ultralight Flying Club

  2. I have a smaller version of this photo and was so happy to see a clearer, larger one.

    Lt. Hood was my Grandfather. He died a year after this photo, when his plane went down in Lake Michigan and was never found. My Grandmother was pregnant with my Mother so we never got to meet him but are immensely proud of his bravery and service.

    January 5, 2012 at 1:32 am

    • Debbie

      Jeni – we found your grandfather’s name as the test pilot in the log books of the Stearman we now own. I was so sad to find out how he passed but so incredibly proud to have him associated with a plane that continues to fly. His legacy lives on in flying Stearman.

      July 20, 2014 at 11:51 pm

  3. Robert Sullivan

    Only a blood relative or old friend can attest to the TRUE value of these photos. When found, the heart once again, has it’s way. What more needs to be said?

    May 15, 2012 at 6:43 am

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